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Sickly Sweet: A Monthly Poetry Installment

by G Collins Winter Mallow   I don’t speak often of you though I should – you’re delirious & reek of an early sunset for sure. You’re a snug fit, a silk coating. I sink & I need to drink more water, or, at least refill the Britta to give the impression that: “I’m on […]

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TIE Poet of the Month: To Love Food Is To Love Sex

by Nathalia Perozo your payday loans help Philosophers have long chastised carnal pleasures, placing gluttony and lust in the category of sinful vulgarity.  But as many foodies (and sex addicts) can attest, in the pursuit of bodily pleasures one often finds divinity. Whether it’s buried under an Insalata Caprese or glistening in post coital sweat, […]

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Laura Jo Hess on Breakfast & Dinner

BREAKFAST The brisket this morning is thicker than usual. My father sits across the table and talks about how people grow apart. I stab an egg and watch the yolk bleed into the potatoes. We split a cinnamon roll, and he says your mother sure could bake a coffee cake. In the afternoon, we find […]

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TIE Poet of the Month: Nathalia Perozo

Mirror Instructions   Be unembarrassed in an unused kitchen, we are innocent/raspberry tarts behind the glass. Extracted from the warm bread of love, I am fluent in culinary ambition.   Be optimistic when peppered with a muse. Groucho Marx presents the boy with the biggest heart. He earns the skyline, giver of buttered devotion. I abandon […]

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TIE Poet of the Month: Nathalia Perozo

Palate My lips graze your shoulder safe in white sheets. Our universe, a platter of delicate sweets. I am Hatchetface in each instance of ugly: delinquent in a tight black girdle. Meanwhile a mountain of candy piles on the floor and my new lover chews. You too can be a companion: a man as good […]

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TIE Poet of the Month: Nathalia Perozo

Each month a contemporary poet will present three poems and one personal essay in which food is consumed, passed over, or reckoned with.  Nathalia is our poet for November, 2013.     Hollywood Pie “Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.” -Madonna My right hand is a disciplined creature applying […]

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Sickly Sweet: A Monthly Poetry Installment

by G Collins Sucrose at Seven The further away from the wilds you taste the more joyous a boy I’ll be. Crimson inside, pliant river of cherry chew on the chin & brip overrun teeth. Stained red hands & concentric crystalized bands of birth year flushed down stream. In the woods I prove to my […]

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Persephone, Barren

In the chambers of the pomegranate sweet possibilities stick together like honeycombs, thin parchment skin divisive. It stains like wine but ruptures in the mouth, a hard-edged sweetness. The thousand damning things never knowing soil or the uncountable division of cells as limbs stretch into air and the thousand thousand others emerge like rain to […]

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TIE Poet of the Month: Wende Crow

The Feed Have I woken up yes having woken unfinished not thought that before I’ve woken up unfinished thoughts men with warm tongues and soft half-opened eyes unfinished half-eaten late meals cores pits and seeds of raw stone fruits unripe not ready to eat but anyway we ate no time to wait for the hearts […]

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TIE Poet of the Month: Wende Crow

Online Dating Profile We probably won’t like each other much There probably won’t be a spark Or we will like each other Just enough to wound each other now Leave each other later Anyway I stand in front of the fridge And eat pickle relish from the jar With a spoon or just My finger And […]

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